Guide to the Papers of Harold Cazneaux

MS 8361

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Harold Cazneaux
Date Range
1903-1984 (bulk 1903-1954)
Collection Number
MS 8361
Extent
0.3 metres (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia
Sponsor
This finding aid was created by the Manuscripts Branch of the National Library of Australia with the assistance of the Nora Heysen Bequest.

Introduction

Scope and Content

The papers relate to the life and work of renowned Australian photographer, Harold Cazneaux. They include letters, telegrams, cards, newscuttings, notes and drafts of reviews and journal articles.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for research. Not for loan.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Harold Cazneaux, National Library of Australia, MS 8361, [series and file/item number]'.

Provenance

The papers were presented to the Library in 1991 by Mrs Joan Smith, Cazneaux's youngest daughter.

Arrangement

The papers, at the time of their receipt in 1991, had been sorted and arranged by the Cazneaux family into nine ring bound folders. Correspondence in Folders 2 and 5 had also been indexed by correspondent, date and subject of letter. This original arrangement was retained by the Library and the original finding aid compiled in 1992 contained a description of the contents of each folder, with the correspondence indexes included as appendices.

In December 20007 the finding aid to the Cazneaux Papers was revised. The nine folders and an additional donation of letters (2003) were re-organised into three series, with enhancements made to the original folder descriptions. The correspondence indexes were amalgamated into the relevant folder descriptions.

Digitised Material

A number of photographic works by Cazneaux have been digitised and are available online through the Library's catalogue http://catalogue.nla.gov.au.

A number of other manuscript collections contain material relating to Cazneaux. MS 5416 contains letters from Cazneaux to Jack Cato relating to his research for his book The story of the camera in Australia (1955). MS 5955 contains an annotated script of the discussion between Cazneaux and Monte Luke as part of his special tribute night in 1952 and notes on Cazneaux written by his daughter, Beryl Cazneaux and granddaughter, Sally Garrett.

Photographic works by Cazneaux are held in the Pictures Collection, and can be located through the Library's catalogue at http://catalogue.nla.gov.au.

Biographical Note

Harold Pierce Cazneaux was born on 30 March 1878 in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of Pierce Mott and Emma Florence Cazneau. His father, an English-born photographer and his mother, a colorist and miniature painter from Sydney had moved to Wellington in 1876, where they established a photographic studio.

The family returned to Sydney in 1887 and two years later moved to Adelaide where Pierce Cazneau was employed at William H. Hammer and Company, a well established portrait studio. At the age of 18, Harold Cazneaux joined his father at the studio as an artist-retoucher. He also attended evening classes at the Adelaide School of Design under the instruction of Henry Pelham Gill. Also studying under Gill at this time was Hans Heysen, who became a friend in later years.

An international photographic exhibition was held in Adelaide in 1898. Amongst the exhibitors was Australian photographer, John Kauffman, a pioneer of the 'Pictorial Movement' whose work had a great influence upon Cazneaux.

In 1904 Cazneaux moved to Sydney and began working at Freeman and Company studios. It was also at this time that he added an 'x' to his name to acknowledge his French ancestry and to establish his own identity. Later that year he had saved enough money to buy his first camera, a Midge box quarter-plate, and he began experimenting and taking pictures around Sydney's streets and waterways.

While working at Hammer's studio in Adelaide, Cazneaux met Mable Winifred Hodge. They married in 1905 and had five daughters and a son. His daughters were to become the subject of many of his photographs and all of them assisted him at some stage in his studio at the family home in Roseville known as 'Ambleside'. Their son Harold, who accompanied his father on a number of trips to the Flinders Ranges, was killed on war service at Tobruk in 1941.

Cazneaux joined the Photographic Society of New South Wales in 1907 and began showing his photographs at member exhibitions. Following the success of his work he was asked to hold a one-man exhibition (a first in Australia) in 1909. In the following years he also exhibited successfully overseas and developed a growing reputation as a photographer and as a critic. In 1914 he won the 'Kodak Happy Moment' competition and used the prize money (100 pounds) as a deposit for the house in Roseville. In 1916, along with a group of friends, he established the Sydney Camera Circle.

By 1918 Cazneaux was suffering from ill health and left Freeman and Company to set up his own studio. In late 1919 he was approached by Sydney Ure Smith to become the official photographer for his publications The Home and Art in Australia and began working for them in early 1920. The assignments for these two magazines were varied and included photographing the homes and gardens of Sydney socialites and taking portraits of artists, musicians and actors.

Ure Smith also published several pictorial books containing Cazneaux's work in the late 1920s and early 1930s. These included Canberra, Australia's federal capital (1928), Sydney surfing (1929), The bridge book (1930), The Australian native bear book (1930), The Sydney book (1931) and The Frensham book (1934). In 1935 he was commissioned by Broken Hill Proprietary to photograph their steelworks at Newscastle, NSW and their iron works in South Australia. He also wrote many articles for various magazines and newspapers including the Australasian Photo-Review, the Lone Hand and the Sydney Mail.

In his fifties Cazneaux turned to a new interest in the photographing of the landscape and his travels included visits to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. His subjects included gum trees with 'The spirit of endurance' being one of his most well known works.

In 1937 Cazneaux was made an Honary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. In 1952 a tribute evening to Cazneaux was organised by members of the Sydney Camera Circle and other photographic societies. Lantern slides of his best works along with a recorded commentary between Cazneaux and photographer Monte Luke were shown to an audience of around 2000 people at the Assembly Hall, Sydney. In December of the same year, a special 'Cazneaux story' edition of the Australasian Photo-Review was published. It included many of his photographs and a biographical article by Jack Cato, the Melbourne photographer and historian of Australian photography.

Cazneaux died at his Roseville home on 19 June 1953.

Biographical Reference(s)

Harold Cazneaux, Australian Dictionary Online, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070607b.htm.

Australian observer: the photographs of Harold Cazneaux, 1878-1953, http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/caz/ (Accessed December 2007)

Cazneaux, Harold, Harold Cazneaux: the quiet observer / introduced by Helen Ennis ; with a personal commentary by Phillip Adams, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1994.

Cazneaux, Harold, Harold Cazneaux photographs, Glebe, N.S.W : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1994.

Cazneaux, Harold, Cazneaux: photographs by Harold Cazneaux, 1878-1953 / selected and with an appreciation by Max Dupain, Canberra : National Library of Australia.

Hill, Valerie, The Cazneaux women, Sydney, N.S.W : Craftsman House, c.2000.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence, 1903-1953 Show allonly 1

General correspondence mainly of a business nature. Includes letters relating to photographic orders from private individuals and business organisations; payment for reproduction fees; requests for photographs for publication in magazines such as the Australasian Photo-Review, Photograms of the Year, The Home and Art in Australia and letters relating to exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Many of the letters are highly complimentary of Cazneaux's work.

The correspondents include Julian Ashton, Keast Burke, Walter Burke, Leon Gellert, Hans Heysen, Raynor Hoff, Nellie Melba, Norman Lindsay, Margaret Preston, Dr Julian Smith, Sydney Ure Smith, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, London Salon of Photography and the Victorian Salon of Photography.

The series also includes manuscript notes by Cazneaux on the pictorial photographs that he included in his solo exhibition in 1909 (See Folder 4).

File 1. Letters written to Cazneaux, 1903-1932 Show allonly 1

The numbering of folios (pages) in this ring bound folder has not been consistent. For example, some folios have been numbered on both sides while in other cases only one side of the folio has been assigned a number. The numbers in this listing reflect the original numbering system assigned to pages when the index was compiled.

Previously listed as File 2, Box 1.

Item A. Letter from Alfred George, Freeman and Company, to Miss Caler, 7 December 1903 Show allonly 1

Request for information about Harold Cazneaux.

Item B. Letter from Hammer and Company, 24 February 1904 Show allonly 1

Farewell message from the company on Cazneaux's departure for Sydney to take up new employment.

Photocopy of an original letter.

Item C. Letter from Hammer and Company, 26 February 1904 Show allonly 1

Presentation of a gift from the company on Cazneaux's departure, with signatures.

Photocopy of an original letter.

Item 1. Letter from Walter Burke, Australasian Photo-Review, 18 April 1906 Show allonly 1

Letter informing Cazneaux that two of his prints were awarded first and second prize in the magazine's March edition and another one was highly commended.

Item 2. Letter from W. H. Hammer, 21 August 1909 Show allonly 1

Letter introducing Mr G. A. Brewster.

Item 3-4. Letter from W. H. Hammer, 7 March 1910 Show allonly 1

Offer of a position in their Adelaide studio.

Item 5. Letter from J. T. Stephens, 18 February 1909 Show allonly 1

Letter expressing appreciation of Cazneaux's work in a current exhibition.

Item 6. Letter from H. Snowden Ward, 29 February 1910 Show allonly 1

Request for work for publication in Photograms of the Year.

Item 7. Letter from H. Snowden Ward, 26 July 1911 Show allonly 1

Reminder for work for the 1912 edition of Photograms of the Year.

Item 8. Letter from H. Snowden Ward, 3 August 1911 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement that work has arrived and is of a high standard.

Item 9-11. Letter from F. J. Mortimer, The Amateur Photographer and Photographic News, 28 March 1917 Show allonly 1

Concern over sea mail and whether the Australian edition of Photograms of the Year may have been lost at sea. Also discusses Cazneaux's entries in the publication and for exhibition.

Item 12. Letter from Sydney Ure Smith, Art in Australia, 2 October 1919 Show allonly 1

Request for Cazneaux to call and see him.

Item 13. Receipts for rent of Denman Chambers, Sydney, 1919-1920 Show allonly 1
Item 14. Letter from Ernest Watt, 1 October 1920 Show allonly 1

Comments that the Bilgola proofs are excellent and some will be used in The Home magazine.

Item 15. Letter from W. J. Stewart Mackay, 20 September 1920 Show allonly 1

Letter relating to his property 'Greystanes'.

Item 16. Letter from J. W. McGregor, 31 August 1920 Show allonly 1

Letter acknowledging receipt of proofs and placement of an order.

Item 17. Letter from Elizabeth J. Read, 26 July 1920 Show allonly 1

Letter expressing delight with photographs of her daughter.

Item 18. Letter from Angus and Robertson, 20 August 1920 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs of Norman Lindsay's home at Springwood to appear in The Home.

Item 19. Letter from Angus and Robertson, 27 August 1920 Show allonly 1

Further correspondence relating to a request for photographs of Norman Lindsay's home at Springwood to appear in The Home.

Item 20. Letter from Bishop Bros, 23 August 1920 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement of photographs and very pleased with them.

Item 21. Letter from Bishop Bros, 24 September 1920 Show allonly 1

Payment for enlargement of photographs.

Item 22. Letter from Roslyn Athol Jamieson, 3 December 1921 Show allonly 1

Letter thanking Cazneaux for the Bilgola photographs.

Item 23. Letter from the Secretary, Photographic Society of New South Wales, 1 September 1921 Show allonly 1

Congratulatory letter on being made a member of the London Salon of Photography.

Item 24. Letter from Emily Simpson, 6 December 1921 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for copies of photographs from daguerreotypes.

Item 25. Letter from C. W. Bostock, 21 October 1922 Show allonly 1

Letter of introduction for Cazneaux.

Item 25a. Letter from J. Kauffmann, 1 December 1922 Show allonly 1

Mentions need for a holiday and meeting Mr Paton.

Item 26. Letter from the Australian Salon of Photography, 12 March 1923 Show allonly 1

Clarification of issues relating to overseas prints and the first Salon.

Item 26a-b. Letter from J Kauffmann, 15 February 1923 Show allonly 1

Complaint about discourteous treatment by F. Mortimer of London.

Item 27. Letter from J. C. Stick, Director of Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles, 14 February 1923 Show allonly 1

Offer to Australian photographers to take part in the Los Angeles Salon and also the possibility of setting up a reciprocal arrangement.

Item 28. Letter from The Tatler, London, 12 September 1923 Show allonly 1

Request to reproduce Cazneaux's print 'Out from the depths'.

Item 29a-c. Letter from J. W. Lindt, 24 May 1924 Show allonly 1

Praise for Cazneaux's work in Australasian Photo-Review. Also includes a reprint from the Argus commenting on Lindt's work.

The three items originally in the folder at No 29 have been re-numbered 29a-c.

Item 30. Letter from Norman Carter, n.d. Show allonly 1

This letter is listed in the index but was not received by the NLA at the time the papers were donated. A note referring to the missing letter has been placed with Item 29a by the donor.

Item 31. Letter from W. G. Preston, 1 August 1924 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs. Expresses that Mrs (Margaret) Preston 'is delighted with them also the flower studies'.

Item 32. Letter from Harringtons Limited, 12 September 1925 Show allonly 1

Congratulations for work being included at the London Salon.

Item 33. Letter from the Australasian Photo-Review, 24 June 1926 Show allonly 1

List of 23 photographs for reproduction in the magazine.

Item 34. Letter from Nellie Melba, n.d. Show allonly 1

Order for photographs.

Item 35-36. Letter from Bertram MacKennal, 19 January 1927 Show allonly 1

Letter relating to the photographing of sketches at his studio.

Item 37. Letter from F. E. Manning, Manager, Kodak Australasia, 27 April 1928 Show allonly 1

Condolences on the passing of Cazneaux's father.

Item 38. Letter from Justice Rawlings, 8 July 1929 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs and appreciation of his work.

Item 39. Letter from the International Photography Exhibition, Gothenburg, 18 July 1929 Show allonly 1

Letter asking Cazneaux of his intention to exhibit.

Item 40. Letter from the Australian Salon of Photography, 18 July 1929 Show allonly 1

Sending a copy of the catalogue.

Item 41. Letter from F. E. Manning, Manager, Kodak Australasia, 18 December 1929 Show allonly 1

Request to inspect winning pictures and write a criticism of them.

Item 42. Letter from La Revue Moderne, 2 December 1929 Show allonly 1

Request for personal information for article (letter written in French).

Item 43. Letter from La Revue Moderne, 21 January 1930 Show allonly 1

Request for personal information for article. Letter (which is written in French) is accompanied by an English translation by a friend of Cazneaux's, Henri Mallard.

Item 44. Letter from the International Photography Exhibition, Gothenburg, 20 December 1929 Show allonly 1

Sending a photograph of Cazneaux's collection at the exhibition.

Item 45. Letter from F. E. Manning, Manager, Kodak Australasia, 12 February 1930 Show allonly 1

Payment for adjudication of exhibition of photographic work at David Jones store, Sydney.

Item 46-47. Letter from Charles Lattes, Editor, Le Miroir du Monde., 6 February 1930 Show allonly 1

Offer to Cazneaux to become a special photographic correspondent for the newspaper. Also includes an information sheet for correspondents.

Item 48. Letter from Elaine (later Lady) de Chair, 24 March 1930 Show allonly 1

Thank you for photographs.

Item 49. Letter from the Salon Italiano d'Arte Fotographica Internazionale, Torino, 6 September 1930 Show allonly 1

Invitation to participate in the exhibition.

Item 50. Letter from Jose Ortiz Echague, Madrid, 15 March 1930 Show allonly 1

Letter in French. No translation available.

Item 51. Letter from Camera Craft Publishing Company, San Francisco, 26 September 1930 Show allonly 1

Letter addressed to Monte Luke requesting a journal article. Also refers to Cazneaux and whether he might also write an article?

Item 52. Letter from C. Stuart Tompkins, 16 July 1930 Show allonly 1

Comments on the success of the salon.

Item 53. Letter from C. Stuart Tompkins, 28 July 1930 Show allonly 1

Request to change a photograph.

Item 54. Letter from G. Rayner Hoff, 20 October 1930 Show allonly 1

Letter giving details of sculptures he would like Cazneaux to photograph.

Item 55. Letter from G. Rayner Hoff, 14 November 1930 Show allonly 1

Letter relating to an appointment to discuss work.

Item 56. Letter from E. J. Waterhouse, 21 November 1930 Show allonly 1

Letter containing an order for cards and a request to borrow a negative.

Item 57. Letter from Keast Burke, 21 November 1930 Show allonly 1

Informing Cazneaux that they are still interested in good advertising photographs for Kodak.

Item 58. Letter from Ernest Watt, 17 November 1930 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs of the Rookwood Crematorium.

Item 59. Letter from Ernest Watt, 22 November 1930 Show allonly 1

Letter confirming appointment.

Item 60. Letter from the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, 29 December 1930 Show allonly 1

Letter from the editor of Bank Notes thanking Cazneaux for his contribution.

Item 61. Letter from the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, 2 January 1931 Show allonly 1

Letter from the editor of Bank Notes thanking Cazneaux for his comments on the Christmas issue.

Item 62. Letter from the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, 13 January 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment for five studies for Bank Notes.

Item 63-64. Letter from the Consolidated Pneumatic Tool Company Limited, 7 January 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for copies of photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge taken by Cazneaux and published in The Bridge Book.

Item 65. Letter from the Consolidated Pneumatic Tool Company Limited, 5 August 1931 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement of receipt of photographs.

Item 66. Letter from A. Faithfull, 16 January 1931 Show allonly 1

Request to visit Goulburn district.

Item 67-68. Letter from A. Faithfull, 22 January 1931 Show allonly 1

Further details relating to visit to Goulburn.

Item 69. Letter from Leslie E. Sudgen, 15 January 1931 Show allonly 1

Agreement to sit for a photographic for competition announced in The Home magazine.

Item 70. Letter from Olivia Miles, 21 January 1931 Show allonly 1

Letter advising Cazneaux of inability to pay account due to bankruptcy.

Item 71. Letter from the London Salon of Photography, n.d. Show allonly 1

Payment for reproduction of 'Pergola pattern' and 'Sydney Harbour Bridge'.

Item 72. Letter from Rose Lindsay, n.d. Show allonly 1

Discussion of date for appointment with Norman Lindsay.

Item 73. Letter from Norman Lindsay, n.d. Show allonly 1

Further discussion of date for appointment.

Item 74. Letter from Table Talk, Melbourne, 12 February 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for surfing photographs.

Item 75. Letter from the Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail, 25 February 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs for the Sydney Mail Annual.

Item 76. Letter from the Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail, 3 March 1931 Show allonly 1

Further correspondence relating to request for photographs for the Sydney Mail Annual.

Item 77. Letter from K. Morton, 10 May 1931 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement and payment for booklet.

Item 78. Letter from Patricia Minchin, 12 February 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs.

Item 79-80a. Letter from Nellie Stewart, 14 May 1931 Show allonly 1

Letter thanking Cazneaux for photographs. Also includes a typescript note by Cazneaux containing a description of Nellie Stewart for the Australian Beautiful Magazine.

Item 81. Letter from the New Zealand Herald, 18 May 1931 Show allonly 1

Expression of interest in artistic views of Sydney.

Item 82. Letter from Tucker and Company, 19 May 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs and appreciation of his work.

Item 83-84. Letter from F. B. Langley, 27 May 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for a copy of a photograph of his father, Bishop Langley, taken by Cazneaux.

Item 85. Letter from Burns Philp and Company, 2 June 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment for photograph of Miss Anderson appearing in the June issue of The B. P. Magazine.

Item 86. Letter from Wireless Weekly, 2 June 1931 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement of quotation.

Item 87. Letter from Wiener Photo-Kurier, 23 June 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs depicting Australian life.

Item 88. Letter from Australian Home Beautiful, 4 July 1931 Show allonly 1

Discussion of photographs of Mr Keys and Nellie Stewart for the magazine.

Item 89. Letter from J. J. Rouse, 7 July 1931 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for judging the Sydney section of the International Photographic Competition.

Item 90. Letter from Julian Ashton, 26 July 1931 Show allonly 1

Letter of appreciation for photographs.

Item 91. Letter from Julian Ashton, 11 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Further discussion of a photographic order.

Item 92. Letter from Julian Ashton, 16 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement and payment for photographs.

Item 93. Letter from Walter Burke, 16 July 1931 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for a reference.

Item 94. Letter from Charles Rosenthal, 13 August 1931 Show allonly 1

Letter relating to payment of account for Keith Anderson memorial.

Item 95. Letter from Dr Rudolf Kuraz, Czechoslovakian Consul, Sydney, 13 August 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment of account for five views of the offices of the Consulate General.

Item 96. Letter from Bushells Limited, 22 August 1931 Show allonly 1

Correspondence relating to a request for two photographs.

Item 97. Letter from Bushells Limited, 4 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment and permission to use photographs.

Item 98. Letter from Bushells Limited, 15 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs and appreciation of his work.

Item 99. Letter from Stead's Review, 1 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs to appear in their annual review.

Item 100. Letter from Sarah Chinnery, n.d. Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for photographs and expresses delight with them.

Item 101. Letter from E. Ralston, 5 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for quote for two photographs to hang in school assembly hall.

Item 102. Letter from C. Stewart Tompkins, Victorian Salon of Photography, 8 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Sending Cazneaux a catalogue of the Victorian Salon of Photography and a report from the Argus.

Item 103. Letter from the Auckland Weekly News, 21 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs for publication.

Item 104. Letter from J. L. White, 12 October 1931 Show allonly 1

Correspondence relating to a visit to 'Bell-trees' near Scone.

Item 105. Letter from M. Mackay, 22 September 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for quote for photographs of house and gardens.

Item 106. Letter from M. Mackay, 8 October 1931 Show allonly 1

Arrangements for visit to Scone.

Item 107. Letter from Catts-Patterson Company Limited, 16 October 1931 Show allonly 1

Return of photographs and request for invoice.

Item 108. Letter from Douglas Bell, 19 October 1931 Show allonly 1

Order for postcards of Romney sheep.

Item 109-110. Letter from Dr Julian Smith, 30 October 1931 Show allonly 1

Relating to the visit of the 'Italian whirlwind', Antonio Grossardi.

Item 111-112. Letter from Dr Julian Smith, 26 September 1932 Show allonly 1

Letter thanking Cazneaux for his criticism of Smith's work.

Item 113. Letter from Lorna Le Gay Brereton, 12 October 1931 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for photographs.

Item 114. Letter from the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, 17 November 1931 Show allonly 1

Letter from the editor of Bank Notes ordering photographs for the magazine.

Item 115. Letter from the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, 20 November 1931 Show allonly 1

Letter from the editor of Bank Notes relating to photographs appearing in the magazine.

Item 116. Letter from the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, 11 December 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for invoice for photographs appearing in the magazine, Bank Notes.

Item 117. Letter from the Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, 21 December 1931 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs.

Item 118. Letter from Harringtons Limited, 26 November 1931 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement of order.

Item 119. Letter from H. M. Hoskins, 2 December 1931 Show allonly 1

Request for visit to Dapto district.

Item 120. Letter from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 8 December 1931 Show allonly 1

Invitation for a one-man exhibition.

Item 121-122. Letter from Josef Gottschammel, Austria, 10 February 1932 Show allonly 1

Request for information about amateur photography in Australia.

Item 123. Letter from the Argus and The Australasian, Melbourne, 23 April 1932 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs to appear in a special issue on Australian life and scenery.

Item 124. Letter from The Argus and The Australasian, Melbourne, 5 May 1933 Show allonly 1

Discussion of photographs for possible inclusion in The Australasian Pictorial Annual.

Item 125. Letter from M. White, 10 May 1932 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for photographs and is pleased with them.

Item 126. Letter from R. Vyner, 5 July 1932 Show allonly 1

Payment for daughter Margaret's photographs.

Item 127. Letter from Adolphe Herz, Lucerne, 1 January 1932 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs to appear in Photographic Monthly Camera.

Item 128. Letter from Margaret Preston, n.d. Show allonly 1

Dated 21 November. Request for information. Has been asked to do the café on the ship Orcades.

Item 129_130. Letter from Captain de Groot, 6 July 1932 Show allonly 1

Letter relating to a request for use of material by Mrs Cooper.

Item 131. Letter from L. Scott Richards, 6 December 1932 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement and payment for photographs. Refers to them as 'works of art'.

Item 132. Letter from Mrs Knox, n.d. Show allonly 1

Pleased with book of photographs.

Item 133-134. Letter from Kath Newman, 8 October 1932 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for photographs and is pleased with them.

File 2. Letters written to Cazneaux, 1930-1953 Show allonly 1

The numbering of folios (pages) in this ring bound folder has not been consistent. For example, some folios have been numbered on both sides while in other cases only one side of the folio has been assigned a number. The numbers in this listing reflect the original numbering system assigned to pages when the index was compiled.

Some additions have been made to this folder (between 33 and 43) and have not been noted in the original index. There is also a smal discrepancy in numbering between 29 and 35. Letter 35 in the index actually appears in the folder as 29.

Previously listed as File 5, Box 1.

Item Items. Letter from Nora Cooper, 24 September 1930 Show allonly 1

Relating to a proposal by Miss de Loitte to photograph rural properties for inclusion in The Home Beautiful.

Item Items. Letter from Nora Cooper, 5 November 1930 Show allonly 1

Relating to a trip to Muswellbrook.

Item Items. Letter from Nora Cooper, 21 November 1931 Show allonly 1

Correspondence relating to various photographic assignments.

Item 7-9a. Letter from Nora Cooper, 1 December 1932 Show allonly 1

Discusses her return to Melbourne.

Item 10. Letter from Leon Gellert, The Home, 17 January 1930 Show allonly 1

Discusses business issues with Cazneaux. Has also heard he is doing photographic work for a rival Melbourne magazine.

Item 11. Letter from Leon Gellert, The Home, 19 June 1930 Show allonly 1

Outlines a proposal for Cazneaux to photograph koala bears.

Item 12. Newspaper cutting, n.d. Show allonly 1

Article by Leon Geller about koala bears.

Item 13. Letter from Art in Australia, 26 November 1930 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs taken for The bridge book.

Item 14-15. Letter from Leon Gellert, The Home, 5 December 1930 Show allonly 1

Information about a competition for the most social photographic study of a woman or girl over 17 years of age.

Item 16. Letter from The Home, n.d. Show allonly 1

Notification that Cazneaux has won 1st prize in the Social Photograph Competition with his portrait of Lesley Sudgen.

Item 17. Letter from Syd Ure Smith, Art in Australia, 5 May 1931 Show allonly 1

Relating to account for photograph of Dame Nellie Melba.

Item 18-19. Letter from Syd Ure Smith, Art in Australia, 31 July 1931 Show allonly 1

Discussion over prices being charged by Cazneaux for his photographs. Magazine unable to pay the prices being charged.

Item 20. Letter from Leon Gellert, n.d. Show allonly 1

Discussion on subject matter for photographs. Public interest in fish and aquaria and surf club parades.

Item 21. Letter from Art in Australia, 26 October 1931 Show allonly 1

Request to reproduce bear photographs.

Item 22. Letter from Leon Gellert, Art in Australia, n.d. Show allonly 1

Relating to Miss Minchin's photograph.

Item 23. Letter from Leon Gellert, The Home, n.d. Show allonly 1

Urgent request for beach and surfing photographs.

Item 24. Letter from Syd Ure Smith, Art in Australia, 4 November 1931 Show allonly 1

Relating to The bridge book and royalty payments.

Item 25. Letter from Art in Australia, 3 February 1932 Show allonly 1

Relating to payment for photographs.

Item 25a. Letter from Cazneaux to the Premier's Department, 4 March 1932 Show allonly 1

Request for two press passes to the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Includes a photocopy of the press pass.

The reverse side of this letter includes a list of exhibition or press prints.

Item 26-27. Letter from Syd Ure Smith, Art in Australia, 30 June 1932 Show allonly 1

Discussion of Cazneaux's account and the prices paid for photographs.

Item 28. Letter from Leon Gellert, Art in Australia, n.d. Show allonly 1

Discussion of photographs of gardens.

Item 29. Letter from Syd Ure Smith, Art in Australia, 12 May 1933 Show allonly 1

Thank you for photographs.

Item 30. Letter from Noela Slessor, n.d. Show allonly 1

Dated 8 August. Thank you for photographs.

Item 31. Information sheet from Art in Australia, 14 September 1933 Show allonly 1

Items of interest in the November issue will include studies of Australian tulip fields and Northern River cypress pines by Cazneaux.

Item 32-33. Letter from Syd Ure Smith, Art in Australia, n.d. Show allonly 1

Further discussion of prices being paid for Cazneaux's photographs by the magazine.

Item 33a. Letter from Winifred West, Frensham School, Mittagong, 21 November 1933 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement of receipt of proofs and how pleased she is with them.

Item 33b. Letter from F. West, 7 November 1933 Show allonly 1

Request for photographs of herself.

Item 34-35. Letter from Syd Ure Smith, Art in Australia, 2 November 1937 Show allonly 1

Contains an extract from a letter by Sir Arthur Streeton to Ure Smith (28 October 1937) commenting upon the quality of Cazneaux's work which appeared in the Home Annual, 1937.

Item 36. Letter from A. W. (Wilfred) Arlon, 19 January 1933 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs. Mrs Arlon is delighted with them.

Item 37. Letter from the Committee of the Internationella Fotografiutstallningen, Stockholm, 18 April 1933 Show allonly 1

Invitation to exhibit.

Item 38. Letter from the Victorian Salon of Photography, 2 June 1933 Show allonly 1

Correspondence relating to the 1933 exhibition and the Melbourne Centenary Salon in 1934.

Item 39. Letter from Art Photographic and Publishing Service, 20 July 1933 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for article on winter time photography for publication in the Australian Journal of Photography.

Item 40. Letter from Frieda Agnew, Australia House, London, 9 October 1933 Show allonly 1

Praise for Cazneaux's photograph 'The anaesthetist' appearing in the London Salon.

Item 41-42. Letter from Dr S. Scougall, 28 September 1933 Show allonly 1

Payment for photographs. Also includes a request to borrow negatives by the Superindent of Parkes and Gardens, Canberra.

Item 42a. Letter from Elsie W. Dangar, 16 July [193?] Show allonly 1

Thank you for photograph.

Item 43-44. Letter from H. Knox, 24 August [193?] Show allonly 1

Delighted with coloured photograph.

Item 45-46. Letter from Soho Limited, England, 30 April 1945 Show allonly 1

Sending parts to Cazneaux for repair of his Soho reflex camera. Includes an instruction sheet for re-assembling the Soho reflex camera.

Item 47-54. Letter from Ainslie Roberts, 11 September 1945 Show allonly 1

Eight page letter discussing the Adelaide Camera Club and the Salon it arranged.

Item 55-58. Letter from Dr Julian Smith, 12 June 1946 Show allonly 1

Relating to the Adelaide Salon.

Item 59. Letter from Oswald Ziegler, editor, Australian Photography, 21 August 1947 Show allonly 1

Relating to the first exhibition of photographs to be used in Australian Photography 1947 being held at Newscastle.

Item 60. Letter from Laurence Le Guay, 17 September 1949 Show allonly 1

Request for article for proposed book 'Australian portfolio of photography'.

Item 61-62. Letter from E. Ralston, 11 February 1947 Show allonly 1

An appreciation of Cazneaux's work.

Item 63-64. Letter from Leon Gellert, 17 May 1950 Show allonly 1

Personal letter. Refers to the early days of Art in Australia.

Item 65. Letter from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 5 June 1950 Show allonly 1

Relating to decision by Cazneaux to continue to serve as an Honary Corresponding Member of Council for Australia.

Item 66. Letter from Photograms of the Year, 8 November 1950 Show allonly 1

Relating to the inclusion of Cazneaux print 'The pylons' in the 1950 issue.

Item 67-68. Letter from George Hunt, 'Wilpena' Hawker, 1 January 1952 Show allonly 1

Reference to the 'Cazneaux tree' - it is still standing. Request for photograph titled 'Treescapes'.

Item 69-70. Letter from George Hunt, 'Wilpena' Hawker, 19 January 1952 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement for photograph order and thanks him also for additional photographs of Wilpena.

Item 71-72. Letter from Photograms of the Year, 17 July 1952 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement of receipt of notes and discussion relating to prints being sent.

Item 73. Letter from Dudley Johnson, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, London, 28 April 1952 Show allonly 1

Discussion on quality of work and standard required.

Item 74. Letter from Dorothy Knox, Presbyterian Ladies College, Pymble, 22 September 1952 Show allonly 1

Acknowledgement of letter advising Cazneaux's withdrawal as school photographer.

Item 75-76. Letter from Monte Luke, c.1952 Show allonly 1

Relating to the 'Tribute evening' and the making of a tape.

Item 77. Letter from Photograms of the Year, 14 October 1952 Show allonly 1

Photograph titled 'Bush fires' which was exhibited at the London Salon of Photography will appear in the forthcoming issue of Photograms of the Year.

Item 78. Letter from G. L. Hawkins, 20 October 1952 Show allonly 1

Relating to the Singapore Collection of photographs. Cazneaux's print 'Bush fires' suitable for inclusion.

Item 79-80. Letter from L. E. Hallett, the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 10 November 1952 Show allonly 1

Notification of Society's 100th anniversary, request for a message on behalf of Australian photographers and invitation to a banquet.

Item 81. Letter from the Harpenden Photographic and Cine Society, England, 24 November 1952 Show allonly 1

Seeking photographs for a special coronation year exhibition.

Item 82. Letter from Harold Cazneaux to the President and Council of the Royal Photographic Society of Britain, 20 January 1953 Show allonly 1

Message of thanks and appreciation to the Society on the occasion of their centenary.

Item 82a. Letter from Harold Cazneaux to L. E. Hallett, Secretary, Royal Photographic Society of Britain, 6 January 1953 Show allonly 1

Relating to the Society's centenary celebrations.

Item 83. Letter from L. E. Hallett, the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 10 January 1953 Show allonly 1

Thank you for the message from Australian members.

Item 84. Telegram from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 21 January 1953 Show allonly 1

Thank you for the message from Australian members.

Item 85. Letter from L. E. Hallett, the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 18 February 1953 Show allonly 1

Thank you letter for promoting the Society's centenary and information about a centenary exhibition.

Item 86. Letter from L. E. Hallett, the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 15 May 1953 Show allonly 1

Thank you for copy of the Australasian Photo-Review.

Item 87. Letter from Photograms of the Year, 4 June 1953 Show allonly 1

Regret that Cazneaux can no longer be correspondent.

File 3. Letters and other material, 1930s-1953 Show allonly 1

Previously listed as File 9, Box 2.

Item 1. Index to folder, n.d. Show allonly 1
Item 2-17. Typescript copy of manuscript entitled 'Comments on the one man show' n.d. Show allonly 1
Item 18-48. Manuscript entitled 'Comments on the one man show', 23 March 1909 Show allonly 1
Item 49. Letter from H. H. Blacklock, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 24 December 1937 Show allonly 1

Relating to the special centenary year and the conferring of an Honary Fellowship of the Society on Cazneaux and a photographer from each of the other five Dominions.

Item 50. Letter from H. H. Blacklock, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 12 January 1938 Show allonly 1

Further correspondence relating to the conferring of an Honary Fellowship of the Society on Cazneaux and a photographer from each of the other five Dominions.

Item 51. Telegram from Dr Julian Smith, 1 February 1938 Show allonly 1

Congratulatory telegram on the award.

Item 52. Letter from H. H. Blacklock, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, 12 January 1938 Show allonly 1

Official letter relating to the conferring of an Honary Fellowship of the Society.

Item 53-55. Envelopes, c.1938 Show allonly 1
Item 56. Letter to ?? from Cazneaux, 1 February 1938 Show allonly 1
Item 57. Letter from Hans Heysen, c.1930s Show allonly 1

Letter dated 6 September. Thank you for the print and orders more copies. Also conveys general family news.

Item 58. Letter from Hans Heysen, c.1930s Show allonly 1

Pages four and six of a letter. Passing on travel information about the Flinders Ranges.

Item 59-60. Letter from Hans Heysen, 26 November 1937 Show allonly 1

Letter dated 26 November. Congratulating Cazneaux on his recent work which he has seen in the Home Annual, especially the gum tree compositions. Also includes discussion of the outback.

Item 61-62. Letter from Hans Heysen, 11 December 1937 Show allonly 1

Discussion centred around a print of gum trees by Cazneaux.

Item 63-64. Letter from Hans Heysen, c.1930s Show allonly 1

Letter dated 28 July. Thank you for the set of prints for Nora Heysen. Comments on some of Cazneaux's photographs of the Flinders Ranges.

Item 65. Letter from Hans Heysen, 1940s Show allonly 1

Letter written 14 October sometime post-war. Reference to the death of Cazneaux's son in the war and comment that the Heysen boys 'came through it all'. Includes comment on specific Cazneaux prints.

Item 66-67. Letter from Hans Heysen, 21 January 1941 Show allonly 1

Subjects discussed include the Heysen's granddaughter, Jill; the Flinders Ranges and Australian artists and their painting.

Item 68. Letter from Hans Heysen, 29 December 1949 Show allonly 1

General discussion. Mentions his trip to the ranges with son David in March 1949. Also discusses Rapid Bay and how it has changed.

Item 69. Letter from Hans Heysen, 14 January 1953 Show allonly 1

Discusses his health and operation.

Item 70. List of photographs, 19 February 1936 Show allonly 1

List of 12 photographs ordered by Hans Heysen.

File 4. Letters written to Cazneaux, 1909-1952 Show allonly 1

Letters relating to orders for photographs; sales of Cazneaux's photographs and various exhibitions. Also includes letters complimenting Cazneaux on his work and a request from the Adelaide Camera Club to judge the 1946 Salon.

The letters in this folder were donated to the Library in 2003 and were not listed in the original finding aid.

Series 2. Writings, 1909-1948 Show allonly 1

Drafts of reviews and journal articles and notes by Cazneaux. He was a regular contributor to photography magazines such as Australasian Photo-Review and wrote articles for the Sydney Mail under the pseudonym of 'Reflex'. As his popularity grew he was also called upon to review and critique exhibitions.

There are also a small number of reviews by other authors including a criticism of Cazneaux's works from a London exhibition in 1928.

File 1. Drafts of reviews and journal articles and notes, 1924-1947 Show allonly 1

Includes a review of the first exhibition of the Australian Salon of Photography, 1924; an appreciation and criticism of the private collection of Mrs A. G. Milson which was also exhibited at the 1924 Salon; an article on surgeon and photographer, Julian Smith, following his death in 1947; notes on the portraits of Julian Smith taken by Cazneaux and on a portrait of Cazneaux taken by Julian Smith; an extract from 'The club photographer' on the London Exhibition Season; a manuscript draft entitled 'Technique in pictorial photography'; a manuscript draft entitled 'Photography: hand camera work, II' by 'Reflex' (a pseudonym used by Cazneaux when writing for the Sydney Mail) and a note on photographing Anna Pavlova.

Also includes a criticism of Cazneaux's works which were exhibited in London in 1928 by F. C. Tilney and a letter to Kodak Australasia from Cazneaux commenting on the quality of the exhibits at the Kodak International Salon in 1929 which were judged by him.

Previously listed as File 1, Box 1.

File 2. Drafts of reviews and journal articles, 1922-1948 Show allonly 1

Includes manuscript drafts of 'Landscape photography in Australia' (4 July 1947); 'Can you take it?' (n.d.); 'Progress of pictorial work by the camera workers of Australia' (4 August 1944); 'The Sydney of yesterday' (5 April 1948) written for the May-June issue of Contemporary Photography; 'The amateur; photography over the years' (n.d.) and a typescript review of work appearing in Cameragraphs, 1926.

Also includes a draft of a review of an exhibition by the Photographic Society of New South Wales in 1922 by Alek Sass.

Previously listed as File 3, Box 1.

File 3. Drafts of reviews and journal articles, 1909-1937 Show allonly 1

Includes manuscript drafts of 'Selection or rejection' for the Australasian Photo-Review (1 December 1937); 'Pictorial possibilities in and around Sydney' (1909); a review of an exhibition by the Photographic Society of New South Wales (n.d.) and 'Winter time photography' (27 June 1933).

Previously listed as File 8, Box 2.

Series 3. Miscellaneous papers, 1912-1984 Show allonly 1

This series consists of miscellaneous papers which have been arranged in folders according to subject and do not fit into the two previous series.

Includes papers relating to the Photographic Society of New South Wales; letters, telegrams, articles and ephemera relating to a special 'tribute evening' to Cazneaux in 1952 and letters, cards and telegrams of condolence received by the Cazneaux family on his death in 1953.

File 1. Photographic Society of New South Wales, 1912-1949 Show allonly 1

Includes a roneoed copy of the Society's annual report, 1912; a memorandum of association and articles of association for the Society (n.d.); a roneoed copy of the Society's annual report, 1948-1949 and manuscript notes on the formation and history of the Society by A. J. Perier (n.d.).

Also included are various typescript drafts of the rules of the Australian Salon of Photography prepared by Cazneaux. One of the drafts is dated 10 November 1922.

Previously listed as File 6, Box 2.

File 2. National 'tribute' to Harold Cazneaux, 1952-1984 Show allonly 1

In 1952 a special tribute evening to Cazneaux was organised by members of the Sydney Camera Circle and other photographic societies. Lantern slides of his best works along with a recorded commentary between Cazneaux and photographer Monte Luke were shown to an audience of around 2,000 people at the Assembly Hall, Sydney.

Includes an invitation to the tribute, a program for the evening and congratulatory letters and telegrams from friends and various camera clubs. The official proceedings were recorded and later played at camera clubs around Australia. Some extracts from club newsletters reporting on this event can also be found in this folder.

Also included is a journal article, 'Magic lantern mystery' by Max Wilson appearing in Australian Photography, April 1984. It refers to the Cazneaux tribute and the use of the magic lantern slide projector.

Previously listed as File 7, Box 2.

File 3. Letters, cards and telegrams of condolence received on the death of Harold Cazneaux, 1953-1954 Show allonly 1

Includes letters and telegrams from Keast Burke (Kodak), Jack Cato, Max Dupain, Henri Mallard, Hans Heysen, Laurence le Guay, the Victorian Salon of Photography, the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and various Australian camera clubs.

Previously listed as File 4, Box 1.